Book Group

genre X: Master and Margarita - THIS EVENT IS CANCELED

The Jan. 28 discussion of The Master and Margarita is being canceled due to extreme weather forecasted, and rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s. January's selection is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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Read & Reflect - On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines

With over thirty years of experience writing about Saudi Arabia, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Karen Elliott House has an unprecedented knowledge of life inside this shrouded kingdom. Through anecdotes, observation, analysis, and extensive interviews, she navigates the maze in which Saudi citizens find themselves trapped and reveals the sometimes contradictory nature of the nation. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Mom & Me & Mom

Legendary author, Maya Angelou shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother. Delving into one of her life’s most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships, Mom & Me & Mom explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Maya Angelou’s rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Brown Bag - Finding Nouf

When sixteen-year-old Nouf goes missing, her prominent family calls on Nayir al-Sharqi, a religious desert guide to lead the search party to find out what really happened. Ten days later, just as Nayir is about to give up in frustration, her body is discovered by anonymous desert travelers. But when the coroner's office determines that Nouf died not of dehydration but from drowning, but her family seems suspiciously uninterested in getting at the truth. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - The Faith Club

The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew--Three Women Search for Understanding is a memoir of spiritual reflections in three voices. The authors wrestle with the issues of anti-Semitism, prejudice against Muslims, and preconceptions of Christians at a time when fundamentalists dominate the public face of Christianity. After hours of soul-searching about the issues that divided them, Ranya, Suzanne, and Priscilla grew close enough to discover and explore what united them. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Read & Reflect - Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing and Dying

More than thirty years ago, an entire generation sought a new way of life, looking for fulfillment and meaning in a way no one had before. Leaving his teaching job at Harvard, Ram Dass embodied the role of spiritual seeker, showing others how to find peace within themselves. Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing and Dying, where big questions of peace and of purpose demand answers. Author Ram Dass blazes a new trail, inviting all to join him on the next stage of the journey. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Brown Bag - Murder in the Dark

Socialite Phyrne Fisher investigates the disappearance of guests from a weekend party at the Werribee Manor House. As the disappearances escalate to acts of violence, Phryne follows the written clues until the final pieces fall into place. This is the sixteenth installment of the Phryne Fisher mysteries. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Words on Wednesday: Buddha in the Attic

Before World War II, many Japanese mail-order brides came to the U.S. to make a life for themselves. The author depicts a delicate and heartbreaking portrait of these women. Join us to discuss this remarkable book.

Copies of The Buddha in the Attic will be available for pick up on the second floor of Main Library one month before the discussion.

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Choose Your Own Book Adventure

We will be discussing "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" by John Green & David Levithan. Copies will be available at Main & Dole.

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Read & Reflect: Catherine the Great

The extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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